Supervisors who want to help their employees develop skills often use coaching techniques to help them learn on the job. Understanding how a coaching style of supervision differs from a traditional top-down style of supervision can help managers build strong partnerships with those they supervise. This interactive training will give participants the following three coaching tools to use in supervision as well as a model to use when approaching a coaching session with an employee.
• Tool One: Curiosity - this tool helps the supervisor get as much information as possible before making
decisions or giving feedback.
• Tool Two: Agreements - this tool helps supervisors build clear agreements to support the work and the relationships
while providing a framework for effective feedback.
• Tool Three: Partnership - what it means and doesn’t mean to be in partnership with the people you supervise.
This training is a powerful follow-up to the “Three Keys to Effective Supervision” training although that is not required for participation.
Rita Sever has worked in nonprofits for over 20 years and in human resources for 18 years. She has an MA in Organizational Psychology and is a Certified Organizational Coach. She works as a consultant, coach and trainer with organizations, teams and individuals to make work more effective and fun.
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